Archive for March, 2014

Aklan News: ‘Gobyerno sa Baryo’ in Malinao, Aklan on March 29

March 18, 2014

BY BOY RYAN B. ZABAL

The provincial government of Aklan and the Congressional District Office are embarking on “Gobyerno sa Baryo” program in the remote and rural areas of Malinao, Aklan. 
 
On March 29, barangays residents near Barangay Rosario in Malinao, Aklan will have the opportunity to access essential government services. 
 
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Agusan del Sur News: AgSur NGO launches ‘FAITH-Gojo’

March 13, 2014

AGUSAN DEL SUR, March 13 (PIA) – Federation of Agrarian Reform Peoples Organization in Agusan del Sur, Inc. (FEDARPOADSI) recently launched an insurance product dubbed “FAITH-Gojo.” FEDARPOADSI is a SEC-registered agrarian reform beneficiaries organization based in Agusan del Sur which has a total number of 7,112 individual members belonging to a total of 32 Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Organizations (ARBOs).

FAITH –Gojo aims to provide unique insurance products which are not offered by established insurance companies such as burial assistance, maternity assistance, hospital daily assistance, graduation gift, and wedding anniversary souvenir.
– See more at: http://news.pia.gov.ph/index.php?article=1731394588432#sthash.Jj1hg3dp.dpuf

Agusan del Norte News: Cops raid shabu tiangge in Agusan del Sur

March 12, 2014

AGUSAN DEL SUR – Operatives of the Philippine National Police and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency raided a “shabu tiangge” in Barangay Taglatawan, Bayugan City on Saturday, which led to the arrest of four suspects.

The authorities were armed with 19 search warrants when they raided the compound of a Muslim village from Buri Street to Durian Street, following reports that there is a shabu tiangge or drug den in the area.

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Political Cartoon: Abra Provincial Hospital Demoted

March 12, 2014

Political Cartoon: Abra Provincial Hospital Demoted

ABRA News: Youth activist killed with father, brother in Abra

March 12, 2014

Freddie Ligiw was supposed to meet with human rights groups to narrate how he was forcibly used as a guide by soldiers from the 41st IBPA of the AFP when he went missing. The bodies of Freddie, his brother and father were later found in a shallow grave.

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
Bulatlat.com

MANILA — Youth groups condemned the killing of Freddie Ligiw, a member of progressive youth group Anakbayan in Abra, his father Licuben and brother Eddie allegedly by members of the Philippine Army 41st Infantry Battalion last March 2, 2014.
“We condemn in the highest terms the murder of Ligiw and his kin. Not content with depriving him of his liberty previously as a virtual military hostage, the Philippine Army deprived him, his brother, and his father of their very lives,” Einstein Recedes, national chairperson of the Student Christian Movement of the Philippines, said.

– See more at: http://bulatlat.com/main/2014/03/10/youth-activist-killed-with-father-brother-in-abra/#sthash.emCYh1j2.dpuf

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Below is a link of another story that was picked up by GMANews from an army press release apparently.

Mass grave found in Abra province — report
By GMANews Online

Police and soldiers have discovered a mass grave believed to contain remains of communist New People’s Army members in Abra province.

The grave was located in Barangay Duminglay Licuan’s Sitio Sukaw in Ba-ay town, according to a report on Bombo Radyo Saturday night.

The report quoted 1Lt. Rowena Abayon of the Army’s 5th Infantry Division’s public affairs office as saying the grave could have contained the remains of at least three residents previously reported missing.

Read more at: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/351755/news/regions/mass-grave-found-in-abra-province-report

Political Cartoon: Haunting Climate

March 4, 2014

Political Cartoon: Haunting Climate

Just finished reading Michael Crichton’s State of Fear and here’s what I came up with.

Editorial Cartoon: Proxy War?

March 3, 2014

Editorial Cartoon: Proxy War?

(thanks to http://www.gmanetwork.com)

Editorial Cartoon: The Callar (Read:Collar)

March 2, 2014

Editorial Cartoon: The Callar (Read:Collar)

Is this how subservient the Philippines now to Malaysia? To what cost?